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#71: 2015 Year in Review

December 29th, 2015 · 95 minutes

Here at the end of the year, the boys take a look back at the news and stories of 2015.

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Links and Show Notes

Nosetapping the WSJ
Apple’s next major Mac revealed: the radically new 12-inch MacBook Air | 9to5Mac
Project HoloLens: Our Exclusive Hands-On With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles | WIRED
Apple has lost the functional high ground –
What Colors Are This Dress - Buzzfeed
Two Llamas Went Loose And The Internet Responded Hilariously - Buzzfeed
Connected #28: The Color of Myke's Eyes - Relay FM

The beginning of #MykeWasRight

Siracusa destroys '#MykeWasRight'
Thoughts on Project Titan — 512 Pixels
Apple is finally killing iPhoto — and this is the replacement | The Verge
Jonathan Ive and the Future of Apple - The New Yorker
Microsoft Acquires Sunrise – MacStories
Pebble Time - Awesome Smartwatch, No Compromises by Pebble Technology — Kickstarter
Life After Cancer: How the iPhone Helped Me Achieve a Healthier Lifestyle – MacStories
Phil Schiller Tweets Federico's article
Thoughts on Apple’s March 9th Event – MacStories
Upgrade #26: Ambushed on a Podcast - Relay FM

MP3 (76.73 MB)

Becoming Steve Jobs:
On the Try-On Apple Watch appointment experience — 512 Pixels
Microsoft will allow developers to bring Android, iOS apps to Windows 10 devices - Mashable
Spotify now does videos and podcasts | The Verge
Vox Media Adds ReCode to Its Stable of Websites - The New York Times
When Stephen Fry met Jony Ive:moted chief design officer - Telegraph
WWDC 2015 Articles - MacStories
The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 123, Live From WWDC 2015 With Phil Schiller
Official Google Blog: Picture this: A fresh approach to Photos
Taylor Swift Criticizes Apple Music for Lack of Artist Compensation in Free Trial Period – MacStories
iPod touch - Technical Specifications - Apple
I'm going independent — 512 Pixels
Apple Pay Launches Today in the UK – MacStories
Safari is the new IE | Read the Tea Leaves
The mobile web sucks | The Verge
Daring Fireball: The Verge's Web Sucks
Daring Fireball: Safari Content Blocker, Before and After
Slack Emoji Reactions
We discover BlaBlaCar
Official Google Blog: G is for Google
How Relay FM Proves That Podcasts Aren’t An Overnight Success | TechCrunch
Thoughts on Apple’s March 9th Event – MacStories
iOS 9: The MacStories Review, Created on iPad – MacStories
OS X El Capitan Review — 512 Pixels
Android Wear watches on the iPhone: hands-on | The Verge
Club MacStories – MacStories
Just doesn’t feel good –
The mobile adblocking apocalypse hasn’t arrived (at least not yet) » Nieman Journalism Lab
Cookie Box - Block obtrusive EU cookie notices from the web on the App Store
1Blocker - Block ads, tracking scripts, anything on the App Store
Review: 4th-generation Apple TV promises revolution; delivers evolution — 512 Pixels
Twitter Names Jack Dorsey Permanent CEO | Re/code
Relay FM on the App Store
Apple revises iMac line, adds 21.5" Retina 4K model - Six Colors
‘Steve Jobs’ Bombs at Box Office: What Went Wrong | Variety
Amazon to stop selling Chromecasts, Apple TVs - Six Colors
Apple Pencil Review — Pen Addict
Federico and Myke
iPad Pro Review: A New Canvas – MacStories
Connected #65: The iPad Pro Review - Relay FM
Apple - Press Info - Apple Releases Swift as Open Source
The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 139, With Special Guests Craig Federighi and John Siracusa
Sketch Blog - Leaving the Mac App Store
Apple’s new $99 iPhone battery case doesn’t measure up | The Verge
Saying goodbye to Carousel and Mailbox | | Dropbox Blog
Cortex #14: Conflicted About Email - Relay FM
Cortex #19: Brick of Obligation - Relay FM
Outlook for iOS and Android gains momentum, gets new look - Office Blogs
Apple Names Jeff Williams Chief Operating Officer, Phil Schiller Adds App Store Responsibilities – MacStories